Ballet Anastasia comes to Royal City on Oct. 18

Ballet Jörgen Can­ada’s Anastasia, the Rus­sian tale retold in the elegance and beauty of a ballet will be performed here at the River Run Centre Oct. 18 at 8pm. 

Anastasia is the story of Grand Duchess Anastasia Niko­laevna Romanova, young­est daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, of Russia, whose family was assassinated during the Bol­shevik Revolution, and the mys­tery surrounding her disap­pearance and dubious reap­pearance, retold in Ballet Jörgen style.  It is a story of heartache, passion, hope, and mystery.

Created by chore­ographer and Ballet Jörgen Canada’s artistic director Bengt Jörgen and set to an original full orchestral score by Canadian and Russian composer Ivan Barbotin, Anastasia made its 2007 world premiere at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, went on to an acclaimed National Tour and has toured North America successfully ever since.

Tickets are on sale at the box office. Adult tickets range from $30 to $40 with discounts avail­able for students and seni­ors. All tickets may be purchased online at www.river­, by phone at 519-763-3000.